The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 574 571 532
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 22 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.049% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
Average daily rate
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£220 £175 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £80 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £175 £188
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.68 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-7.49% +11.96%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 20 £230 +26.89% 5
London +5 5 £170 +32.03%
South West +12 4 - -
North West -16 4 - - 1
South East -4 3 £230 +53.33% 2
Devon - 3 - -
Hampshire +1 2 £230 -
Scotland 0 2 £210 +20.00%
Manchester -4 2 - - 1
West Midlands -9 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £170 -
Lancashire +10 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
Edinburgh -1 1 - -
Glasgow -2 1 £210 +20.00%
Yorkshire -20 1 £300 -
North East - 1 £230 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £230 -
Kendal - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £230 -
Preston - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 12 (27.27%) ITIL
5 11 (25.00%) MS Office
5 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 10 (22.73%) Finance
7 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
8 8 (18.18%) SCCM
9 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (15.91%) Migration
9 7 (15.91%) VMware
10 6 (13.64%) Citrix
10 6 (13.64%) Apple
10 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
11 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
12 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
12 4 (9.09%) SQL
12 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
12 4 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (9.09%) Degree
12 4 (9.09%) Reuters
12 4 (9.09%) Bloomberg
12 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
12 4 (9.09%) vSphere
12 4 (9.09%) PowerShell

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Lync
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MS Office
2 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) LDAP
1 3 (6.82%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) SMTP
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) SAN
2 2 (4.55%) VLAN
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
2 4 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.82%) CMDB
4 2 (4.55%) iPad
4 2 (4.55%) iPhone
5 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
7 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.27%) Network Management
7 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
1 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) MCP
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 4 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Citrix
3 6 (13.64%) Apple
4 4 (9.09%) Reuters
4 4 (9.09%) Bloomberg
4 4 (9.09%) Polycom
5 3 (6.82%) Novell
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) Adobe
6 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.27%) AppSense
7 1 (2.27%) Lotus
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